Saturday, May 14, 2011
Lately she's been very into listening to my end of phone conversations, which don't really make sense when she scripts them all run together without hearing the other side. The scripts then turned into some cute pretend play with an actual phone. There was lots of "Uh huh. Mmmm. OK. Great. Talk to you later. Buh-bye" kind of stuff. Then she started actually calling people in my contact list. She got lots of outgoing voicemail messages and then she started scripting those.
But my favorite thing is when she mishears something, and then turns it into a Yogi Berra-type malapropism that she works into everyday conversation. One example of this was a line she heard from my mother during a phone conversation that she was having with a charity arranging a donation pickup.
Quick tangent: My mother spends half her life on the phone arranging pickups of charitable donations and the other half going through her stuff to give to said charities. She turns no one down and digs up something to give to anyone who calls her. Before you think she's some kind of Mother Teresa, it is usually total crap that they probably leave on someone's curb around the block from her.
Anyway, my mother took a call from Purple Heart Veterans or Viet Nam Veterans of America or St. Vincent de Paul or AMVETS or...you get the idea...and scheduled a pickup for May 4. And Audrey hears this conversation as "Uh huh. OK. Just may for it. Your welcome. Bye bye."
So now she peppers all of her conversation with "may for it", as in "I'm gonna just may for it right now" or "so I'd better just may for it" or "when are we gonna may for it?"
She was kind of enough to even record one of her famous thigh-cam movies showing perfect usage of it...
Her other new phrase is "door thing", as in "This is an automatic door thing message". I'm thinking voicemail, but she used that correctly in the previous video. Outgoing?
OK, everybody, get off of your door things and just may for it!
Posted by Lynn at 8:29 AM